|Amazon.es Launches Spanish Kindle Store and First Spanish-Language Kindle|
Offering the most best sellers in Spain and largest selection of Catalan, Basque and Galician titles
LUXEMBOURG, Dec 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
(NASDAQ: AMZN) -- Amazon.es today launched the Spanish Kindle Store offering customers a vast selection of over 22,000 Spanish-language Kindle books, including the most best sellers in Spain with 20 of the Top 30 El Cultural fiction and non-fiction best sellers, the largest selection of Catalan, Basque and Galician books--and over a thousand free classics in Spanish. The new store offers customers over 900,000 titles - including thousands of global best sellers - in English and other languages. Amazon also announced the new Kindle--the smallest, lightest and most affordable Kindle ever--is now available on Amazon.es for only 99EUR . Amazon.es customers can order the first Spanish-language Kindle today on www.amazon.es/kindle.
"We are excited to introduce the new Spanish Kindle Store which features the most best sellers in Spain, the leading selection of titles in Catalan, Basque and Galician and also includes unique and exclusive titles from Rosa Montero," said Gordon Willoughby, Director, EU Kindle. "Kindle is already the best-selling e-reader in the world. It comes with an electronic ink display that reads like real paper, with no glare, even in bright daylight and it offers the convenience of downloading books in less than 60 seconds. Kindle is so small and light that it disappears in your hands, which is just what you want when you are reading a great story like 'El puente de los asesinos,' by Arturo Pérez-Reverte."
The Spanish Kindle Store's vast selection of content in a wide range of categories includes popular titles from best-selling authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Julia Navarro and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, as well as short form content from El País and La Vanguardia, uniquely available on Kindle. In addition, the store will launch with three exclusive self-published books from award-winning author and journalist Rosa Montero, using Kindle Direct Publishing. From today, independent authors and publishers can use Kindle Direct Publishing to make their books available in Amazon.es's Kindle Store. (For more information on Kindle Direct Publishing, see today's announcement at www.amazon.com/pr/kindle.)
Kindle books are "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" with free Kindle reading apps available for the most popular devices, including iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac and Android-based devices. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your place across all devices, so you can pick up reading where you left off. Plus, with Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store, and any notes or annotations you create, are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon.es where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
Smallest, Lightest Kindle Ever: The first Spanish-language Kindle is small and light enough to fit in your pocket and take with you everywhere. At only 170 grams, the new Kindle is 30 percent lighter than the previous generation Kindle, weighing less than a typical paperback, and 18 percent smaller while still keeping the same 6-inch e-ink display.
Most Advanced Electronic Ink Display: Kindle's high-contrast electronic ink display delivers clear, crisp text and images. Unlike LCD screens, Kindle reads like real paper, with no glare, even in bright sunlight.
Even Faster Page Turns: Kindle's powerful processor is tuned for 10 percent faster page turns compared to the previous generation Kindle.
Built-In Wi-Fi: The first Spanish-language Kindle has built-in Wi-Fi support.
Books in 60 Seconds: With fast, free wireless delivery, you can start reading books on Kindle in less than 60 seconds.
Holds up to 1,400 Books: Kindle allows you to carry your entire library in your pocket.
No Battery Anxiety - Up To One Month Battery Life: Read for up to one month on a single charge with wireless off.
Free Cloud Storage: Books purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up for free in the Worry-Free Archive where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly, anytime.
"Buy Once, Read Everywhere": Kindle books can be read on Kindles, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PCs, Macs and Android-based devices.
Whispersync: Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
Free Books: Over one million free books in Spanish and foreign languages are available to read on Kindle.
Free Book Samples: First chapters of Kindle books are available to download and read for free before you decide to buy.
Adjustable Fonts: Read comfortably with eight different sizes and three font styles.
Customers can start shopping in the Spanish Kindle Store and learn more about the first Spanish-language Kindle at www.amazon.es/kindle.
For high-resolution images of the new 99EUR Kindle, visit www.amazon.com/pr/kindle.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes - still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch, with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon's new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser), vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor.
Amazon.es opened its virtual doors in 2011. Amazon strives to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.es provides a wide range of new and used books, CDs, DVDs, software, video games, electronics, toys and watches. Amazon.es customers benefit from secure purchasing, personalized recommendations and Amazon's quick and easy 1-Click payment system.
The all-new Kindle is the lightest, most compact Kindle ever. The all-new Kindle is a revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books and personal documents to a 6-inch, advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.
Amazon.es is a trading name for Amazon EU S.à.r.l., Amazon Services Europe S.à.r.l. and Amazon Media EU S.à.r.l. All three are wholly owned subsidiaries of global online retailer Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) located in Seattle, Washington.
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
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